History September 24th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1493 - Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

    1688 - France declares war on German

    1706 - Treaty of Altranst„dt: Charles XII of Sweden and August II of Saksen

    1845 - 1st baseball team is organized

    1850 - Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England

    1852 - Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight

    1853 - 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

    1889 - Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder

    1895 - 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)

    1929 - James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

    1956 - 1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)

    1958 - 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia

    1960 - 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, launches (USS Enterprise)

    1964 - "Munsters" premieres on TV

    1968 - "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

    1970 - 1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16

    1970 - Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon

    1977 - 1st broadcast of "Love Boat"

    1979 - CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service

    1979 - Ghana adopts constitution

    1990 - Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1501 - Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)

    1870 - Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)

    1896 - F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby)

    1898 - Howard W Florey, Aust, pathologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45)

    1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, USSR leader

    1924 - Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

    1930 - John Watts Young, SF Calif, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)

    1936 - Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show)

    1958 - Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)